25 September 2002
KARL FRICKER (b.1865)
The Antarctic Regions. Translated by A. Sonnenschein. London and New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limited, 1900. 8° (232 x 160mm). Half-title. Title in red and black. Frontispiece and 11 plates, 1 folding coloured map, numerous illustrations. Original red cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt. First edition in English, first printing. A fine copy. Rosove 144.A1 'Uncommon... Copies in nice condition are distinctly scarce'; Spence 485.
[With:] K. FRICKER. Bibliothek der Lauderkunde... Band I Antarktis. Berlin: Schall & Grund, 1898. 8° (242 x 163mm.). 1 folding coloured map, plates, illustrations. Contemporary red half cloth (spine discoloured). First edition. Rosove 143.A1 'Uncommon'; Spence 484.
Antarktis. Die Erforschung des Südpolargebietes. Berlin: Schall & Grund, [n.d. but 1898?]. 8° (243 x 162mm.). 1 folding coloured map, plates, illustrations. Original pictorial cloth. A nice copy. Rosove 143.B1 'Very attractive turn-of-the-century binding'.
Three editions. 'At the time of publication, the book constituted by far the best general overview of the Antarctic regions' (Rosove). Hugh Robert Mill wrote 'Of this book it is impossible to speak too highly'. (3)
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